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How the Semicolon Reminds Us It's OK Not to Be OK

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A semicolon is a pause in a sentence, not the end of one.

And even through those pauses we are still growing. Sometimes it’s OK to not be OK, and to remember we are all broken.

We should never feel like we can’t take care of the pain that’s felt in our hearts and in our mind because of hopelessness or stigmas.

Depression is real; joy is real.

Suicide is real; hope is real.

Addiction is real; recovery is real.

Redemption has longer arms than you think! Depression is not a sign of weakness or ungratefulness. Depression is admitting to our vulnerabilities as human beings.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.
If you need support right now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

Follow this journey on A.M.Furtek.

Originally published: October 25, 2016
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